Buyer's Premium

The buyer's premium is a percentage added to the hammer price* of each lot sold, and paid by the winning bidder.

The JSE&A buyer's premium is variable depending on how the bid is placed. 

1. Standard In House

A 17% or 19.5% buyer's premium applies to any lot won by:

  • Live on-site bidding in person at our gallery
  • Live Telephone Bidding
  • Absentee Bidding directly with our auction house (not through Jeffrey S. Evans LIVE, LiveAuctioneers, or Invaluable)

2. Jeffrey S. Evans LIVE

A 19% or 21.5% buyer's premium applies to any lot won through Jeffrey S. Evans LIVE, our live bidding app.

The 21.5% buyer's premium is discounted to 19% if payment is made by cash, check, money order or bank wire transfer.

3. LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable

A 24.5% buyer's premium applies to any lot won by bidding through LiveAuctioneers and the Invaluable platform (includes Live internet and absentee bidding) regardless of the method of payment.

All of our post-auction realized prices include the discounted buyer's premium.

*The hammer price is the last bid price accepted by the auctioneer during the sale of each auction lot.
** Not including Virginia sales tax if applicable.